IN the last ten years Warrington has changed a great deal, and with the release of Census 2021 data we decided to look at how those changes have manifested and how Warrington is different now to in 2011. 

Religious Exodus

Warrington followed a national trend in the data over the last 10 years in a rapidly growing decrease in people identifying as 'Christian' vs people who have 'No Religion'. 

Since 2011, the number of people in Warrington who identify as Christian has decreased from 71.4% to just 56.7%. 

This comes following the news that the United Kingdom in 2021 was a minority Christian nation for the first time in Census history, with only 46.2% of people identifying as 'Christian'.

This is in stark contrast to the percentage of people who identify as having 'No Religion' which has risen from 20.4% to 34.6% in the last decade. 

Multicultural Warrington

Warrington had a decrease in the percentage of English population, with the statistic dropping from 91.4% to 88.8% in the last ten years. 

This was in part due to a growing population of Polish and EU nationals, with Polish now being the second most represented nationality in the UK. 

This sees Polish overtake Scottish and Welsh, with it being fourth in 2011.

Population Changing

The population has changed greatly in Warrington over the last ten years. 

The overall population of Warrington has increased by 4.3% to 211,000. This is lower than both the average for the North West (5.2%) and England as a whole (6.6%). 

Further, the median age of Warrington has risen, from 40 in 2011 to 42 in 2022. 

This is due in part to the 50-64 age range being the fastest growing in Warrington, with a 2.5% increase in the overall proportion since 2011.